Dignitaries gathered today, Monday, July 8th at this Niagara Parks attraction…The Niagara Spanish Aero Car (often referred to as the Whirlpool Aero Car) to recognize the 100th birthday of this popular attraction. The Aero car ride was designed by Spanish Engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo and built at a cost of $120,000 (nearly 3 million in today’s funds)

As it was in 1916 dignitaries gathered to pay tribute and also to take a ride above the treacherous Whirlpool Rapids.

Attached are a few photographs I took of today’s event.

The Niagara Spanish Aero Car, a few kilometres north of the falls along the Niagara Parkway, remains open to the public seven days a week.

It is also along the route of the WEGO transportation system.